Fall ministry launch on Sunday
This Sunday is our fall launch. Leaders from a variety of ministries will be available to share with you what they do, how you can get involved or how their ministry might be able to serve you. Come early or stay later and find out what God is doing at GBC. We’ll even have some refreshments after the service.
No preservice prayer on Sunday
There will be no preservice prayer time on Sunday. Instead we encourage you to come early or stay late to connect with our ministry leaders for the Fall Ministry launch.
What does it mean to be part of the body? Join us Sunday and find out
As part of our fall ministry launch, I will be looking back to Romans to examine what it means to be part of the body and utilize the gifts and talents God has given us. This will be a shorter message than usual since we’re going to spend more time in prayer and hearing about our ministries but it’ll still be impactful I pray.
Do I really have a part to play in what God is doing in and through GBC? What is my role in seeing our vision of God transforming lives come to life? Find out on Sunday.
If you want to prepare, please read Romans 12:3-8.
If you can’t make it, you can connect through our website:
www.guelphbiblechapel.ca our YouTube channel as well as Facebook LIVE
Summer thoughts to keep you on the journey: Live in community with others
This is the last of the summer thoughts I’m going to be sharing. The last thing I want to share is the importance of being in community as a church family. Whether you are attending services here in person or are part of the livestream congregation, there can be a pull in these increasingly polarized times to withdraw emotionally. Allow yourself, as best you can, to feel the loss of community, the sadness of either not meeting in person or the lament of the changes in our society. With these vulnerable feelings, communicate your longing and pain to those you miss or those who are on the journey with you. Whether by meeting together, sending a letter, making a phone call, sending a text, or having a video chat, let those close to you—or those you realize are closer than you thought—know that their connection is a significant part of your life. Perhaps you can send a card or note or simply send a text that expresses your heart for connection. That expression of relational need will itself be life-giving and will, hopefully, be received and returned. As Paul says, “For I long to see you…that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine” (Rom 1:11–12). Paul expresses his longing for mutual connection and there is mutual encouragement even in his expression of that desire. Live in community with others no matter what that looks like!
In His grip,